Quill in and Polhill out on Swiss Life UK brand account

Switzerland's biggest life assurance company Swiss Life has turned

to financial services specialist PR shop Quill Communications for brand

building in the UK.

Quill - launched just over a year ago - replaces incumbent Polhill

Communications following a competitive pitch against Grandfield, First

Financial and Hill & Knowlton. It is understood Polhill did not


Quill MD Fiona Harris and director Gordon Puckey head the six-figure

account, reporting to Swiss Life e-business and media manager Richard


The brief covers the life and protection business and the institutional

investment arm, Swiss Life Asset Management.

Puckey said the brief includes 'brand building and making sure the key

people in the business are commenting on the right issues'.

Swiss Life reported net profits for 2000 of pounds 385m.

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